City Theatre

50 Main Street,
Brockton, MA 02302

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robboehm on February 26, 2021 at 7:21 am

For a period of time prior to 1927 it was operated by the Koen Brothers of Salem.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 12, 2013 at 10:51 am

The City Theatre is the only entry under Brockton in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. W.B. Cross was Mgr. Ticket prices from 25 cents to $1. 1,736 seats. Electric illumination; 8 members of the house orchestra. Theater was on the ground floor. The proscenium opening was 36 feet square, and the stage was 45 feet deep. Newspapers were the Enterprise and the Times. Hotels for show folk were Belmont, Metropolitan and the Keswick. Railroad was the New Haven RR. The 1897 population of Brockton was 35,000.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

The City Theatre is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 1600 seats and open 6 days per week. Brockton’s population in 1927 was 66,000.